Almost 300 little stories, with Aesop's wit, life lessons and basis for many of the common "sayings", still used today. The famous ones are in here, but many lesser known tales , discovered by the 19th century translator George Townsend are included. Many charming illustrations throughout by Murray Tinkleman. 1st Edition, 1968, Doubleday, hardcover, 215 pages, including brief biography and index. Both book and original dust jacket in very good condition. Back cver is the same as front.